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CNG 109, Lot: 274. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $2300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos IV Philopator. 187-175 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.58 g, 12h). Ptolemaïs (Ake) mint. Struck circa 180-175 BC. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣE-ΛEYKOY, Apollo Delphios, nude, seated left on omphalos, testing arrow in his right hand, left hand on bow set on ground to right; palm frond to outer left, monogram to inner left, IA in exergue. SC 1331a; Le Rider, Séleucos 85–98 (D1/R3); HGC 9, 580h. Near EF, old collection tone.

From the MNL Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 673; Giessener Münzhandlung 96 (7 June 1999), lot 241. Reportedly ex Lebanon, 1989 Hoard (CH IX, 507 corr. = SC II App. 3, p. 102).